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Yesterday former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda spoke as part of the Los Angeles Public Library-associated Zocalo program. I attended (after first going to the library where I thought it would be and then rushing over to the Music Center where it actually was) and was able to ask him whether Mexico had a "Fifth Column" inside the U.S. His answer was somewhat in line with what you'd expect; feel free to skip ahead to read it. Our host for the evening was Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Andres Martinez; that paper publishes Castaneda's column and the two were quite chummy. JC...
These Free Republic threads have at least two things in common: freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1709042/posts freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1709051/posts freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1709076/posts freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1709036/posts The first commonality is that they're all in FR's "f-chat" section, which, as it sounds, is for "chatty" things rather than the supposedly hard news section at "f-news".
Jerome Corsi has more here:
The L.A. Times lifestyle columnist and infamous hat-wearer offers "Border Fence Is Borderline Insanity". In brief, she thinks it's just a stunt and won't be built anyway because it won't be funded.
From this: ...from Sept. 12 to 14, in Banff Springs, [Canadian] Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day and [Canadian] Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor met with U.S. and Mexican government officials and business leaders to discuss North American integration at the second North American Forum. According to leaked documents, the guest list included such prominent figures as U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Mexican Secretary of Public Security Eduardo Medina Mora and Canadian Forces chief General Rick Hillier, although we have no final confirmation of attendees. The event was chaired...
On August 19, 2006, former MEChA member and U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva spoke to a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America and discussed immigration "reform" and the "progressive" movement. It appears to have been shot not just in a bar in West Phoenix, but next to the restrooms. And, there's a clear shot of the Jack Daniels logo through out.
The Houston Chronicle unsigned editorial "Beachhead" is so shocking in its outright support for illegal immigration and Mexico's agenda it's almost unbelievable: FOUR years ago, Mexico closed its New Orleans consulate a
Peter Schey is the head of Los Angeles' Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, a group that's collaborating with the Mexican government on a website. Schey is also representing some illegal aliens who were arrested under a new Arizona law, and there is some kind of involvement of the Mexican consul in the case.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy ("Teddy", "Ted") was one of the featured speakers at yesterday's illegal immigration rally in Washington D.C. It was supposed to be a big deal, with up to 500,000 people expected. Instead, according to the WaPo, less than 5,000 people showed up.
Judicial Watch's FOIA request has uncovered 226 border incursions by Mexico's miltary between 1996 and 2005. For instance: MEXICAN MILITARY ENCOUNTER (ARMED/THREATENING) RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BROWNSVILLE - "As the boat proceeded to go down river towards the scene, the [Border Patrol] Agent on board advised via radio that several Mexican soldiers were pointing their rifles in his direction.
Many of those who attended the recent immigration marches are foreign citizens who are here illegally. But, it doesn't stop there. For instance, one rally organizer is a former Mexican consul general and another is an official with a Mexican political party. Not surprisingly, the MSM has barely mentioned such links. The reader is strongly encouraged to contact media sources and suggest that instead of simply reporting what goes on at future marches they do some journalism and look into any links between organizers and foreign governments or institutions.
Farmers Branch is a Dallas suburb that's been considering enacting a Hazelton-style ordinance designed to reduce the number of illegal immigrants moving to their city. Needless to say, various local groups including "Hector Flores, immediate past national president of the League of Latin American Citizens" are playing not just the race card but going further, saying that "the suggestions are an attempt to rid the city of all Hispanics". Ironically but
The four border governers (Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Janet Napolitano of Arizona
David Garbe is a reporter for the Suburban Chicago News (owned by the Chicago Sun-Times group) and he offers the latest in a very long line of similar reports on the mobile Mexican consulate coming to small towns to pass out their ID cards to their citizens, most of whom are here illegally: "Hundreds line up at mobile Mexican consulate".
An AP story about a recent crash fails to note a key affiliation of one of the groups mentioned. If you've never heard of the CHRCL, you might think they're just an ordinary "human rights" group: A border rights coalition asked federal officials Wednesday to suspend Border Patrol high-speed chases pending a review of a Yuma-area rollover two weeks ago that resulted in multiple deaths. The letter from the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law also asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the heads of Customs and Border Protection and the Border...
Steve Laffey is the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island and he's trying to defeat fellow Republican Lincoln Chafee in the Senatorial primary. Apparently the National Republican Senatorial Committee supports the RINO Chafee, believing that only he can defeat the Democratic challenger.
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The far-left rag's latest issue is all about the "New Nativism". It goes downhill from there. For instance, let's look at just one article entitled "Nightly Nativism" about Lou Dobbs: Dobbs elaborated in his online column: "It is no accident that they chose May 1 as their day of demonstration and boycott. It is the worldwide day of commemorative demonstrations by various socialist, communist and even anarchic organizations....
The San Diego Union-Tribune's Ruben Navarrette Jr. offers a disingenuous, race-baiting hit piece on U.S. Rep.
Representative Raul Grijalva - an Arizona Democrat and a proud former member of the racial separatist group MEChA - will be appearing at an immigration forum hosted by the groups Derechos Humanos and National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
Popular Spanish-language radio host El Cucuy (real name: Renan Almendarez Coello) is on a 10 city bus tour trying to register members of his audience as voters. He kicked off the campaign in San Jose (California) on Monday, and joining him on his fun bus were Lt. Gov.
Another illegal immigration march is planned for September 4. A list of the organizers and their announcement is here. I am willing to bet $100 that any links between those or other organizers of the march and the Mexican government are swept under the rug by the AP, Reuters, LAT, NYT, and WaPo. Anyone willing to take that bet? Anyone?
The SacBee's "CalInsider" is wrong about illegal immigration in so very many ways: My take is that illegal immigration, in and of itself, is a victimless crime. If people come here to work, which most illegal immigrantsdo, they are going to engage in a voluntary exchange of their labor for someone else's money. They are not stealing, and, as a group, they are helping our economy, even if a few people at the lower end of the wage scale see their wages bid down.
Here's part 3 of the interview with a former Border Patrol supervisor.
The Arizona "humanitarian" organizations No More Deaths (run by Dr. Robin Hoover) and Derechos Humanos (run by Isabel Garcia) have signed an "agreement of hospitality" with the Mexican government that will let those groups assist potential illegal aliens inside Mexico.
Despite being a Puerto Rican and a member of the Georgia house, Pedro Marin has some questionable associations with the Mexican government.
I left two comments on the entry "Greg Mankiw Explains Why Economists Favor Immigration" from UC Berkeley professor Brad DeLong. Both were deleted. Since both comments have a bit more heft than some other comments which were not deleted, and neither comment is abusive, I have to wonder what's going on. Has DeLong suddenly realized that he and the other "economists" have no argument? The two comments are in the extended entry.
The extended entry contains a 1995 article about Proposition 187, including the "Latino Summit Response". More later.
The obscure blog "Brothers Judd" - run by Orrin Judd with the technical assistance of his brother Stephen - has deleted the last four comments I left there. Since none of the comments were more abusive than usual and all were on-topic and I daresay informative, I'm left with the usual explanation when things like this happen: that site realizes that its position is extremely weak and is afraid of contrary opinions.
From author Po Bronson (link): ...Liberals like me have ignored the way the steady trickle of new Americans has become a massive repopulation program, primarily from Mexico. During the 1970s, 120,000 Mexicans came to the U.S. every year. During the 1980s, it was about 200,000 a year. During the 1990s, it was 350,000 a year. Today, it's estimated at 485,000—every year. One out of every eight Mexican-born adults is now living in the U.S.
Nathaniel Hoffman and Andrew Becker of the Contra Costa Times offer separate articles that support illegal immigration. Hoffman offers "Immigration rights advocates contemplate their next steps". From the headline on down it's completely biased towards supporting illegal immigration and foreign citizens marching in our streets.
This site hasn't waded into the Great Philly Cheesesteak controversy until this: City officials are expected to file a complaint Monday against an English-only ordering policy at Geno's Steaks, one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints that has entered the national immigration debate. Situated in a South Philadelphia immigrant neighborhood, Geno's has posted small signs telling customers, "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'SPEAK ENGLISH.'" "We're alleging that the sig
Here's Part 2 of an interview with former US Border Patrol Supervisor David Stoddard: Agents tell me that these Mexican Consul officials are allowed unrestricted access to roam the different Border Patrol Stations in order to "service" illegal Mexican aliens. During their rounds, these foreign consular officials are allowed to "interview" aliens at will, and they interfere with ongoing investigations and otherwise hinder ongoing Border Patrol operations... ...Furthermore, these Agents tell me that the Mexican Consul routinely solicits complaints against agents directly from illegal aliens...
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) added a provision to the Senate's immigration bill that says in part: CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT -- Consultations between United States and Mexican authorities at the federal, state, and local levels concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the United States-Mexico border shall be undertaken prior to commencing any new construction, in order to solicit the views of affected communities, lessen tensions and foster greater understanding and stronger cooperation on this and other important issues of mut
Vicente Fox of Mexico is starting a whirlwind tour of the U.S. today which will conclude on Friday. The apparent goal of the tour is to help immigration "reform". However, as with the illegal alien marches, he will end up helping the American side.
From this: If Arnold Schwarzenegger had migrated to Mexico instead of the United States, he couldn't be a governor. If Argentina native Sergio Villanueva, firefighter hero of the Sept. 11 attacks, had moved to Tecate instead of New York, he wouldn't have been allowed on the force. Even as Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of undocumented Mexican migrants, its officials at times calling U.S.
An interview with a former Border Patrol Supervisor is here: Because the U.S. Government is so eager to please foreign interests, particularly Mexican interests, Border patrol managers allow the Mexican Consulates to intrude far beyond the requirements of the treaties. There is no requirement under the treaties that the Consuls have access to aliens before they are interrogated, processed or even that the Consuls have access to Law Enforcement facilities.
That rag provides "Border Illusions": President Bush's speech from the Oval Office last night was not a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform. It was a victory for the fear-stricken fringe of the debate. Because, we know that anyone who supports the sovereignty of this nation is simply driven by fear. Rather than standing up for truth, Mr.
Andrew Thomas, the Maricopa County Attorney (Phoenix), is trying to prosecute a coyote and 48 illegal aliens.
The Bush administration is giving the Mexican government information on law-abiding domestic border watch groups operating inside the U.S. The claims and denials fall into three general categories: 1. The U.S. government is simply abiding by the letter of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (overview here). 2. The U.S.